Federal Aviation Administration October 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-20849
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede three existing airworthiness directives (ADs) that apply to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The existing ADs currently require repetitive inspections of the body station (BS) 2598 bulkhead, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would add a requirement to modify the bulkhead, including a one-time inspection and corrective action if necessary, which would terminate certain repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would also require a post-modification inspection of the modified area. This proposed AD results from new reports of cracking in all three areas that require inspection in accordance with the existing ADs. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the BS 2598 bulkhead structure, which could result in inability of the structure to carry horizontal stabilizer flight loads, and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-20850
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Limited Partnership (GALP) Model G150 Airplane; Windshield Coating in Lieu of Wipers
Document Number: 05-20864
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Limited Partnership (GALP) Model G150 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with use of a hydrophobic coating, rather than windshield wipers, as the means to maintain a clear portion of the windshield during precipitation conditions, as required by the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Revision of Jet Routes J-8, J-18, J-19, J-58, J-76, J-104 and J-244; and VOR Federal Airways V-60, V-190, V-263 and V-611; Las Vegas, NM
Document Number: 05-20852
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Jet Routes J-8, J-18, J-19, J-58, J-76, J- 104 and J-244; and Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-60, V-190, V-263 and V-611 over the Las Vegas, NM, area. The FAA is taking this action due to the renaming of the ``Las Vegas VOR tactical air navigation (VORTAC)'' to the ``Fort Union VORTAC.'' The name of the Las Vegas, NM, VORTAC is being changed to enhance the management of aircraft operations over the Las Vegas, NM, area by eliminating the possibility of confusion with the Las Vegas, NV, VORTAC. The FAA is also making editorial changes to update the format of the legal descriptions for VOR Federal Airways V-190, V-263 and V-611.
Proposed Advisory Circular 120-XX, “Program To Enhance Transport Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Interconnection System Maintenance”
Document Number: 05-20851
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed advisory circular (AC) that sets forth acceptable methods of compliance with 14 CFR part 25, Appendix H, section H25.5(a)(1). This proposed AC complements revisions to the airworthiness standards that are being proposed by a separate notice. This notice is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Addington Field, Elizabethtown, KY
Document Number: 05-20847
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), the Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Elizabethtown Airport Board's request to change a portion (0.069 acres) of airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is to be sold to The Commonwealth of Kentucky for the widening of Kentucky State Highway 1357 (St. John Road). The 0.069 acres is located approximately 2600 feet northeast of Addington Field Airport Runway 23, at the intersection of St. John and Ring Roads.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (Formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) (RRC) 250-B and 250-C Series Turboshaft and Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 05-20779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain RRC 250-B and 250-C series turboshaft and turboprop engines. That AD currently requires a onetime inspection of the fuel nozzle screen for contamination, and if contamination is found, inspection and cleaning of the entire aircraft fuel system before further flight. That AD also requires replacing the fuel nozzle with a new design fuel nozzle, at the next fuel nozzle overhaul or by June 30, 2006, whichever occurs first. This proposed AD would require the same actions, but would add additional part numbers (P/Ns) to the list of affected fuel nozzles. This proposed AD would also explain that the existing AD, as worded, allows certain part number (P/N) fuel nozzles back into service. Those fuel nozzles must not be allowed back into service. This proposed AD results from the discovery that several P/Ns of fuel nozzles were inadvertently left out of AD 2004-24-09. We are proposing this AD to minimize the risk of sudden loss of engine power and uncommanded shutdown of the engine due to fuel contamination and collapse of the screen in the fuel nozzle.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 206A, B, L, L-1, L-3, and L-4 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-20681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) model helicopters. That AD currently requires an initial inspection and at specified intervals checks and inspections of the tail rotor blade (blade) for a deformation, a crack, and a bent or deformed tail rotor weight (weight). Also, that AD requires, before further flight, replacing each blade with an airworthy blade if a deformation, a crack, or a bent or deformed weight is found. This action would contain the same actions as the existing AD and would also propose adding certain serial-numbered blades to the applicability that were inadvertently omitted from the current AD and would require replacing each affected blade, which would be terminating action. This proposal is prompted by three reports of skin cracks originating near the blade trailing edge balance weight. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent blade failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Model 47D1, 47G, 47G-2, 47G-2A, 47G-2A-1, 47G-3, 47G-3B, 47G-3B-1, 47G-3B-2, 47G-3B-2A, 47G-4, 47G-4A, 47G-5, 47G-5A and Coastal Helicopters, Inc. Model OH-13H (Tomcat Mark 5A, 6B, 6C) Helicopters
Document Number: 05-20680
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 47D1, 47G, 47G-2, 47G-2A, 47G-2A- 1, 47G-3, 47G-3B, 47G-3B-1, 47G-3B-2, 47G-3B-2A, 47G-4, 47G-4A, 47G-5, 47G-5A and Coastal Helicopters, Inc. Model OH-13H (Tomcat Mark 5A, 6B, 6C) helicopters that have a certain scissors assembly or weld assembly scissors bracket installed. The AD requires, within 60 days, determining and recording the total hours time-in-service (TIS) for each Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)-produced scissors assembly and weld assembly scissors bracket and establishes a life limit for each affected part. This amendment is prompted by the need to establish a life limit on scissors assemblies and weld assembly scissors brackets produced under PMA No. PQ808SW or installed per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SH2772SW. The actions specified by this AD are intended to establish a life limit to prevent using a scissors assembly or weld assembly scissors bracket past it's life limit, which could result in failure of the part and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC 155B and B1 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-20679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC 155B and B1 helicopters. This proposal would require inspecting an electrical cable bundle for wear. If wear is present, the AD would require installing an airworthy cable bundle and modifying the routing of the electrical cable bundles. This proposal is prompted by reports of a short circuit in the wiring, which led to failure of the normal and emergency landing gear operation modes. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent interference of the wiring with the structure resulting in an electrical short circuit, failure of the landing gear to extend, and an emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 500N, and 600N Helicopters
Document Number: 05-20678
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 369A, H, HE, HM, HS, D, and E helicopters with a certain part-numbered main rotor blade (blade) and modified with a Helicopter Technology Company, LLC (HTC), Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR09172RC, SR09074RC, or SR09184RC. That AD currently requires recording on the component history card or equivalent record (record) each torque event (TE) on each blade, inspecting both surfaces of the blade, and replacing any cracked blade with an airworthy blade. Also, that AD establishes life limits for certain part-numbered blades. This amendment revises the model applicability, adds MDHI part-numbered blades, removes any reference to the life limits of the blades, changes the requirements for inspecting the blades, and revises the STC applicability. This amendment also provides that compliance with portions of certain documents constitutes alternative methods of compliance with portions of this AD, contains editorial changes for clarification, and makes some corrections. This amendment is prompted by additional reports of cracked blades and by the comments received in response to AD 2003-24- 01. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect fatigue cracking of the blade to prevent blade failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 206A, A-1, B, B-1, L, L-1, L-3, L-4 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-20677
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) model helicopters that requires, before the first flight of each day, checking the tail rotor blade (blade) root doublers (doublers) for an edge void or de- bond on both sides of each blade, and if an edge void or de-bond is found, replacing the unairworthy blade with an airworthy blade. This AD also requires replacing any affected serial-numbered blade with an airworthy blade. This amendment is prompted by reports of de-bond of the doublers due to inadequate surface preparation resulting in poor adherence of the doublers. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loss of a blade, loss of tail rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-20501
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-200 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires installing and periodically inspecting individual or sets of certain part number (P/N) temperature indicators on the No. 4 and 5 bearing compartment scavenge oil tube and performance of any necessary corrective action. This AD requires installing and periodically inspecting two temperature indicators on all PW JT8D-200 series turbofan engines, including those incorporating high pressure turbine (HPT) containment hardware. This AD results from five uncontained HPT shaft failures. We are issuing this AD to prevent oil fires and the resulting fracture of the HPT shaft which can result in uncontained release of engine fragments; engine fire; in-flight engine shutdown; and possible airplane damage.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Topeka, Forbes Field, KS
Document Number: C5-20179
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Guidance on Aircraft Noise Certification Documents for International Flights
Document Number: 05-20635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is notifying operators of a proposed advisory circular entitled ``Guidance on Aircraft Noise Certification Documents for International Flights.'' This advisory circular (AC) is in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adoption of three acceptable options for managing noise certification documents. This AC offers guidance to affected operators on aircraft noise certification documentation they may choose to carry on board the aircraft that fly to a foreign country. This AC is designed to assist operators in preparing noise certification documents that may be requested by foreign authorities or airports. A suggested document format for operators to present noise certification documentation is provided.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 05-20633
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to a section heading in the notice of meeting published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2005. That notice announced an upcoming meeting of the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee.
RTCA Special Committee 135; Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 05-20632
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Pearland Regional Airport, Houston, TX
Document Number: 05-20631
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Pearland Regional Airport in accordance with Title 49, United States Code, Section 47153.
Establishment of Colored Federal Airways; AK
Document Number: 05-20630
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes two colored Federal airways, Amber-5 (A-5) and Blue 1 (B-1), in Alaska. This action adds to the instrument flight rules (IFR) airway and route structure in Alaska. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and the management of aircraft operations in Alaska.
Special Conditions: Dassault-Aviation Mystere-Falcon 50 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-20629
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Dassault-Aviation Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes modified by Chippewa Aerospace, Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of a Honeywell Primus Epic Control Display System for Retrofit (CDS-R) that performs critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Dodge City Regional Airport, KS; Correction
Document Number: 05-20628
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the legal description of a direct final rule, request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 29, 2005 (70 FR 43744).
Establishment and Revision of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 05-20627
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three area navigation (RNAV) routes and revises one existing RNAV route in the Western United States (U.S.) in support of the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) program. The FAA originally proposed to revise two area navigation routes as part of this action, but one revised route (Q-11) was deleted because the proposed change provided limited benefit. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Western U.S.
Establishment of Organization Designation Authorization Program
Document Number: 05-20470
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule establishes the Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program. The ODA program expands the scope of approved tasks available to organizational designees; increases the number of organizations eligible for organizational designee authorizations; and establishes a more comprehensive, systems-based approach to managing designated organizations. This final rule also sets phaseout dates for the current organizational designee programs, the participants in which will be transitioned into the ODA program. This program is needed as the framework for the FAA to standardize the operation and oversight of organizational designees. The effect of this program will be to increase the efficiency with which the FAA appoints and oversees designee organizations, and allow the FAA to concentrate its resources on the most safety-critical matters.
Artisan Liens on Aircraft; Recordability
Document Number: 05-20467
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Consistent with Agency practice, this notice is issued to advise interested parties of the addition of the States of Idaho and Utah to the list of those thirty-three states from which the Aircraft Registration Branch (FAA Aircraft Registry), Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will accept artisan liens for recordation. Since December 17, 1981, the Aeronautical Center Counsel has issued these notices in the Federal Register.
Establishment of Class E3 Airspace, Riverside March Field, CA
Document Number: 05-20466
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E3 airspace area at Riverside March Field, CA.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Cheyenne, WY
Document Number: 05-20465
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule will revised Class E airspace at Cheyenne, WY. New Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) routes sequences from the en route environment to/from Cheyenne Regional Airport/Jerry Olson Field makes this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface is necessary for the safety of aircraft. This action also correct as an error in the geographic coordinates of the Cheyenne Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Colocated Tactical Air Navigation and the airport designation.
Operating Limitations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: 05-20464
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 18, 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an order to show cause, which solicited written views on extending for a second time the FAA's August 18, 2004, order limiting scheduled operations at O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare). The August 2004 order made effective a series of schedule adjustments that the air carriers individually agreed to during a scheduling reduction meeting. These agreements, in general, resulted in a voluntary peak- hour arrival rate at O'Hare of eighty-eight scheduled flights, with the exception of the 8 p.m. hourthe final peak hour of the daywhen the rate would not exceed ninety-eight scheduled arrivals. The FAA previously extended the effectiveness of the August 2004 order through October 29, 2005. This notice announces that the FAA Administrator has signed an order that further extends the August 2004 order through April 1, 2006. The text of the extension order is published below as supplementary information to this notice.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Eagle, CO
Document Number: 05-20463
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule will establish Class E airspace at Eagle, CO. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Instrument Landing System or Localizer Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS or LOC DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Eagle County Regional Airport. This change is necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new SIAP at Eagle County Regional Airport, Eagle, CO.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Salina Municipal Airport, KS; Correction
Document Number: 05-20462
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects errors in the legal description of Class D airspace in a direct final rule, request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on Friday July 29, 2005 (70 FR 43742).
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Scoping Meetings for the Proposed Relocation of Runway 11R/29L and Associated Development at the Tucson International Airport in Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 05-20461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the potential impacts of the proposed relocation of Runway 11R/29L and associated development at Tucson International Airport. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) governmental agency scoping meeting will be held.
Special Conditions: Learjet Model 35, 35A, 36, and 36A Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-20460
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Learjet Model 35, 35A, 36, and 36A airplanes modified by Genesis 3 Engineering, Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of dual Revue Thommen AG AD30 Air Data Display Units and dual J2, Inc. Air Data Computers that perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Learjet Model 35 Series; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-20459
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Learjet Model 35 series airplanes modified by Avcon Industries Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of new Kollsman 24771 Air data computers and Thommen AD30 displays. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-20458
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes modified by ABX Air, Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of an Innovative Solutions and Support Flat Panel Display System that performs critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Policy for Repair and Alteration of Rotating Turbine Engine Life Limited Parts
Document Number: 05-20457
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of proposed policy for the repair and alteration of rotating turbine engine-life limited parts (RTE-LLPs). This proposed policy establishes that the FAA will treat all repairs and alterations of RTE-LLPs as major repairs and major alterations. We are also proposing that all RTE-LLP repair and alteration data must include a methodology to assess the life of the repaired or altered part and the continued operational safety of the repaired product. This proposed policy provides guidance for: (1) Technical substantiation for repair or alteration of RTE-LLPs; and (2) Aircraft Certification Offices (ACOs) and Designated Engineering Representatives to evaluate and approve repair and alteration data.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Model 212, 412, and 412EP Helicopters
Document Number: 05-20324
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) model helicopters modified with Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. (AAI), Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH2820SO or that have the affected AAI Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts installed. This action requires inspecting a certain part-numbered reservoir assembly adapter (adapter) for the counter bore depth (dimension D). If the dimension D of the adapter exceeds .860 inch, before further flight, this AD requires replacing the reservoir assembly and adapter with airworthy parts. This amendment is prompted by a report of a rupture of an adapter during nitrogen charging because of inadequate wall thickness for the operating pressures. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent the rupture of an adapter, uncontrolled jetting of pressurized gas from the nitrogen bottle, and subsequent injury to occupants or damage to the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -200PF Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20265
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -200PF series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of each trailing edge flap transmission assembly to determine the part number and serial number, and related investigative and corrective actions and part marking if necessary. This AD results from a report indicating that cracked flap transmission output gears have been discovered during routine overhaul of the trailing edge flap transmission assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent an undetected flap skew, which could result in a flap loss, damage to adjacent airplane systems, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes, Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW2000 Series Engines
Document Number: 05-20264
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 series airplanes, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW2000 series engines. This AD requires repetitive inspections for loose or damaged components of the support brackets and associated fasteners for the hydraulic lines located in the nacelle struts, and any related investigative and corrective actions. This AD results from reports of damage and subsequent failure of the support brackets and associated fasteners for the hydraulic lines located internal to the upper fairing cavity of the nacelle struts. We are issuing this AD to prevent such failure, which, in conjunction with sparking of electrical wires, failure of seals that would allow flammable fluids to migrate to compartments with ignition sources, or overheating of the pneumatic ducts beyond auto-ignition temperatures, could result in an uncontained fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20262
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires examining the airplane's maintenance records to determine if the main landing gear (MLG) has been overhauled and if Titanine JC5A (also known as Desoto 823E508) corrosion- inhibiting compound (``CIC'') was used during the overhaul. For airplanes for which the maintenance records indicate that further action is necessary, or for airplanes on which CIC JC5A may have been used during manufacture, this AD requires a one-time detailed inspection for discrepancies of certain components of the MLG, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from twelve reports of severe corrosion on one or more of three components of the MLG. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the MLG, or damage to hydraulic tubing or the aileron control cables, which could result in possible departure of the airplane from the runway and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Aerospace Propellers Type R321/4-82-F/8, R324/4-82-F/9, R333/4-82-F/12, and R334/4-82-F/13 Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 05-20170
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Type R321/4-82-F/8, R324/4-82-F/9, R333/4-82-F/12, and R334/4- 82-F/13 propeller assemblies. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of propeller hubs, part number (P/N) 660709201. This AD requires the same initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections, but reduces the initial and repetitive compliance times for Type R334/4-82-F/13 propeller assemblies when used on Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA) 212 airplanes. This AD results from a report of a hub separation on a CASA 212 airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller hub failure due to cracks in the hub, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, and 727-100C Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20075
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, and 727-100C series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the frame inner chord, outer chord, and web of the forward and aft edge frames of the lower lobe forward cargo door (FCD) cutout, and corrective action if necessary. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the forward and aft edge frames of the lower lobe FCD cutout, which could result in the loss of the FCD and rapid decompression of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100 Series Airplanes; Model A320-111 Airplanes; Model A320-200 Series Airplanes, and Model A321-100 and -200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20074
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplane models, as specified above. This AD requires modifying the floor proximity emergency escape path marking system. This AD results from information that the existing system design for interconnection of the emergency power supply units of the floor proximity emergency escape path marking system does not provide adequate floor path lighting and marking for safe evacuation of the airplane in the event of an emergency. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate lighting and marking of the escape path, which could delay or impede the flightcrew and passengers when exiting the airplane during an emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A340-211, -212, -311, and -312 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20073
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A340-211, -212, -311, and -312 airplanes. This AD requires an initial rotating probe inspection and initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections for discrepancies of the first fastener hole of the horizontal flange of the keel beam on previously modified airplanes, installation of new fasteners, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report that certain inspections done before accomplishing the modification of the lower keel beam fitting and forward lower shell connection, revealed cracking that was outside the modification limits specified in the service bulletin; the cracking was repaired by installing a titanium doubler. We are issuing this AD to find and fix discrepancies of the fastener holes of the horizontal flange of the keel beam, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747SP, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20072
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks in various areas of the fuselage internal structure, and repair if necessary. This new AD requires repetitive inspections of additional areas of the fuselage internal structure, and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also removes certain requirements from the existing AD. This AD results from fatigue testing of the fuselage structure of a Boeing Model 747SR series airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of the structural integrity of the fuselage, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747SP, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20071
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 300, 747SP, and 747SR series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks in various areas of the upper deck floor beams, and repair if necessary. This AD results from fatigue testing that revealed severed upper chords of the upper deck floor beams due to fatigue cracking. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the upper chords of the upper deck floor beams. Undetected cracking could result in large deflection or deformation of the upper deck floor beams, resulting in damage to wire bundles and control cables for the flight control system, and reduced controllability of the airplane. Multiple adjacent severed floor beams could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20069
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking in the front and rear faces and at the crown fittings of the upper stringers of the center wing box and applicable repairs. This new AD requires continuing the repetitive inspections at revised thresholds and intervals, and applicable repairs. This AD results from a manufacturer survey of airplanes affected by the existing inspection program that led to the consequent revision of the thresholds and intervals of the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper stringers of the center wing box, which could lead to loss of structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Model HS 748 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20068
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain British Aerospace Model HS 748 airplanes. This AD requires relocating the battery earth posts located on the nose landing gear (NLG) pintle webs. This AD results from an accident in which the nose landing leg, together with the pintle webs, detached from the airplane. As a result, the battery earth return cables were severed from their earth posts. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of safety critical services including fuel shut-off and nacelle fire extinguishing services.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20067
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes. This AD requires installing a bonding lead between the low pressure valve and the adjacent pipe assembly in each wing. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source for fuel vapor in the wing, which could result in fire or explosion in the adjacent wing fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20066
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, - 145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for surface bruising of the main landing gear (MLG) trailing arms and integrity of the MLG pivot axle sealant, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive detailed inspections. This AD results from a report of a fractured axle of the trailing arm of the MLG due to corrosion of the axle. We are issuing this AD to prevent a broken trailing arm and consequent failure of the MLG, which could lead to loss of control and damage to the airplane during takeoff or landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 and A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20064
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number and serial number of the left- and right-hand elevator assemblies, performing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and re- protecting the elevator assembly. This AD results from reports that areas on the top skin panel of the right-hand elevator have disbonded due to moisture penetration. We are issuing this AD to prevent disbonding of the elevator assembly, which could reduce the structural integrity of the elevator and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.